Soapalooza on Virginia This Morning – Sugar Scrubs

This was so fun! I brought enough pre-measured ingredients so that my hostess Cheryl Miller and I could make sugar scrubs together for the audience. She made the Demara sugar scrub, I made the organic white sugar scrub. Her’s was scented with a Vanilla fragrance and she had fine coffee grounds for her exfoliant. I had Lavender essential oil and some lavender buds for effect.

I arrived at 7:45 am, on the ONLY day of winter this year that has bothered to snow! I thought the snow might be a deal breaker, but Morgan Elwell, the Virginia This Morning show producer, assured me “There will be a show, regardless of inclement weather”. So, there you have it, the “Show Must Go On” in effect!

I really enjoyed having Cheryl make a scrub in tandem with me, and I think she enjoyed getting the opportunity to keep a scrub that she made also!

Now the best news of all… drum roll…. They asked me if I could return in a few months with another fun item to demo on the show!

Below you will find today’s Sugar Scrub formula and instructions:

Easy Sugar Scrub

3/4 Cup of Sugar (any kind)

1/8 cup of oil (olive, corn, Wesson, just what is in the cupboard… low odor, I don’t recommend toasted sesame, for instance)

1/8 cup of solubilizer (we are using Polysorbate 20, but simple shampoo will work perfectly also)

4 drops of essential oil or cosmetic fragrance oil

1/2 teaspoon of herbs, fine clay, exfoliant (such as coffee grounds or fine loose tea)

Mix the Solubilizer into the oil, mix. Pour into the sugar, mix. Add the drops of essential oil or fragrance oil, mix. Depending on your sugar scrub end use, add herbs or exfoliates as desired. Generally 1/2 teaspoon is all that will be needed. Package up in wide mouth containers and label. All sugar scrubs have the potential of leaving tubs slippery, so be sure to put a caution on your gift tag or label. This scrub contains a solubilizer, which eliminates most of the slippery tub issues. Package up in a jar or tub. Perfect for yourself, or to give as a gift to someone special.

You can purchase a PDF Tutorial on making Sugar & Salt Scrubs s at the Soapalooza online store: Making Emulsified and Anhydrous Sugar Scrubs Tutorial

If you take this as a class in our Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, you will have plastic cosmetic jars to package up your sugar scrub, as well as a label to “brand” your creation. You even get to create your own name for your product! We look forward to seeing you at our studio, please check the website for class and workshop dates/times throughout the year.

January Soapmaking Workshop in Richmond!

 
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Cold Process Herbal Soap

Cold Process Herbal Soap


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/I am so excited to announce that this January 26 and February 2, 2013 Soapalooza will be conducting that very FIRST soapmaking workshops! It is our Grand Opening Class. We are holding it at the Crossroads Art Gallery, in Richmond. Details:
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/Crossroads Art Gallery
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/2016 Staples Mill Road
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/Richmond, VA 23230
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/804-278-8950
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/You can register here on their website also:
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/Printable Class Registration Form and Waiver of Liability
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/Introduction to Natural Cold Process Soap Making with Kelly Bloom
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/Fee: $45 plus $25 materials fee.
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/Dates and Times: 2 day class Saturday Jan. 26, 10a.m. – 1p.m. and Saturday February 2, 10a.m. – 11:30a.m.
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/Ages: Adults only over 18 Minimum 5 students
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/Want to learn how to make natural soap from scratch? Curious about the cold process method? Then this is the perfect class for you! You will learn safety guidelines and reach a level of comfort so that you can finally make soap by hand at home for gifts, hobby, or even your own budding business! We’ll discuss how to properly use and store lye, mixing lye and water, oils for soap making, fragrance oils, essential oils, super-fatting, additives and exfoliants, coloring, molding and curing. Students will receive soap making resources, basic soap recipes and a list of soap making suppliers and equipment sources. You will be making your very own batch of natural, vegan, Cold Process soap to take home at the end of the second class. No Experience required, but this class is for adults only.